15 Best Museums In Delhi NCR Worth Visiting (2024)

15 Best Museums in Delhi NCR
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What comes in your mind when you think of Museums? Do You think of it as a boring place of Information. If yes, then you might change your mind after visiting museums on our list of “15 best Museums in Delhi NCR”. All Museums on our list is amazing and interesting place which will share information with you in an interesting way.

Here Are The List Of 15 Best Museums In Delhi NCR:

1. National Museum, Delhi

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The National Museums of India, situated in Janpath in New Delhi is one of the largest museums in India. It has a collection of Pre historic archaeology, anthropology, manuscript, arms and armour, painting and jewellery. It functions under Ministry of Culture and Government of India. Maurice Gwyer Committee prepared the blue print of the museum in May 1946. The Museum has around 2,00,000 objects of diverse nature, both Indian and Foreign, whose time span is around 5000 years of Indian Cultural Heritage.

More Details About National Museum :

  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 20 (Adults) & Rs. 650 (Foreign Tourists – Including Audio Guide)
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Udyog Bhawan (Yellow Line) 850 m
  • Location: Janpath Rd, Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat, New Delhi

2. National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum

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National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum also known as National Crafts Museum is situated opposite to Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is one of the largest crafts Museum in India and it works under Ministry of textiles. National crafts Museum has over 33,000 specimen in various crafts collected over a period of 60 Years from various states of India which makes this Museum one of it’s kind. Museum Includes variety of traditional artifacts such as textiles, wood works, Folk/tribal paintings, sculptures, utensils, range of cane and bamboo crafts, clay and terracotta figures and many more. Bhoota collection of Karnataka is prominent attraction of the museum which is approx. 300 years old.

You should visit this Museum if you are an admirer of traditional and ancient arts & handicrafts of India. You can also buy finest craft products from Lota shop. It sells various handicraft products like lamp stands, clay and terracotta pots, lamps, folk paintings, embroidered bed sheets, Jewellery and many more things. There is also an Indian restaurant Café Lota which serves both vegetarian and Non vegetarian food.

More Details About National Crafts Museum:

  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 6 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 20 (Adults) & Rs. 300 (Foreign Tourists – Including Audio Guide)
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Supreme Court (Blue Line) 1.5 Km
  • Location: Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

3. National Rail Museum

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National Rail Museum Situated in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi displays the rich heritage of Indian railways. The museum is spread in over 11 acres of area and it houses a variety of steam, diesel and electric locomotives. It also has a fascinating collection of wagons, carriages, armored trains, rail car, royal saloons and turntable. Indoor gallery of the museum displays the phenomenal stories of early modes of transportation of railways. There is also a few dummy specimen who offer rides to both Kids and Adults. National Railway Museum also has the oldest working Steam Locomotive “Fairy Queen”.

Museum also has a 3D virtual train ride and steam Loco Simulator. There is also a cafeteria where you can eat if you feel hungry. You can also shop souvenirs from the souvenir shop in the Museum.

More Details About National Rail Museum:

  • Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 50 (weekdays) & Rs. 100 (weekend) Adults, Rs. 10 (Weekdays) & Rs. 20 (Weekend) Kids of 3-12yrs
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Moti Bagh (Pink Line) 1.9 Km
  • Location: Near Bhutan Embassy, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

4. Shankar’s International Dolls Museum

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Among all the museums in Delhi, Shankar’s international doll Museum is loved most by the children. This Doll Museum is the largest doll museum in the entire country. The museum was set up by K. Shankar Pillai, a political cartoonist. The Museum has over 6500 dolls which has been collected from 85 countries. The museum is located in the children’s book trust building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg which occupies 5,184 sq ft. on first floor. The museum is divided into two equal halves. one section has exhibits from Europe, US, Australia, New Zealand, common wealth of Independent states and other from Asian countries, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and India.

More Details About Shankar’s International Dolls Museum:

  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 30 (Adults) & Rs. 13 (Children)
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is ITO (Violet Line) 2 m
  • Location: Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Nehru House, New Delhi

5. National Gallery of Modern Art

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National Gallery Of Modern Art (NGMA) is a modern art gallery and a paradise for Art Lovers. The Main Museum is Located in the Jaipur House, New Delhi which was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Modern art has always represented both society and social issues through art. You will see lot’s of painting depicting issues of the modern society in the museum. This Museum is one of the largest museum in the world with an area of 12,000 sq ft. The Museum has around 14,000 works of art by famous people including Rabindranath Tagore, Thomas Daniel, Jamini Roy, etc. and which are 50 to 100 years old.

More Details About National Gallery Of Modern Art:

  • Timings: 11 AM to 6:30 PM (Closed on Monday & Holidays)
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 20 (Adults) & Free for student
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Khan Market (Violet Line) 1.2 Km
  • Location: Jaipur House, Shershah Rd, Delhi High Court, New Delhi

6. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

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Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is one of it’s kind museum dedicated to the history of sanitation and toilet. It is situated in Delhi and run by the Sulabh International. This weird museum has made it’s way to ‘top 10 museum which are strange and unique in their own ways’. This Museum will show you the evolution of toilets and you will learn some historic toilet secrets and see some unusual toilets.

It displays the sewage system of the Harrapan civilization. This Museum is a must visit Place in New Delhi. The museum has toilet seats and things related to it from 50 countries. It displays some unique bidets, toilet furniture, Victorian toilet seats. The museum has 3 Main sections – Ancient, Medieval and Modern.

More Details About Sulabh International Museum of Toilets:

  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM (Monday to Saturday) & 10 AM to 5 PM ( Sunday & National Holidays)
  • Entry Fees: Free
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Dashrathpuri (Magenta Line) 850 m
  • Location: Sulabh Bhawan, Dabri Marg, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi

7. Supreme Court Museum

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Supreme Court Museum is the interesting place for travellers who want to know more about the history of the legal system of India. It was setup with the view to preserve, Protect and display rare objects, manuscripts, old documents, files, artifacts and photographs showing the legal heritage and growth of Indian Justice. It was Inaugurated on 6th April 2004 for general public as a unique Centre to get knowledge of our Judicial System. It is situated in the premises of Supreme Court. The Museum has the copies of several Firmans, treaties, Holy Quran and legal documents from the time of Mughals. Case files of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination and Indira Gandhi is also present in the museum.

More Details About Supreme Court Museum:

  • Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM ( Closed on Monday)
  • Entry Fees: Free
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Supreme Court (Blue Line) 350 m
  • Location: Supreme Court, Mandi House, New Delhi

8. Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya Museum

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Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalya Museum or Prime Minister Museum is inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14th April 2022. It is located next to Nehru memorial Museum and Library on Teen Murti Marg. The main motive of this museum is to give tribute to all the prime minister of India after Independence. The Museum is showing the contribution of current and past prime minister in the development of India. It also shows the major work done by Prime Minister During their tenure. The Estate was the home of Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and so it the perfect place to Establish the Museum. The Museum has 2 Buildings.

Building 1 is the welcome area to Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalya and has Toshakhana which displays the treasures gifted to Jawaharlal Nehru, Manmohan Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi, etc. Beside this there are many other zone such as study, sitting room, bed room & Nehru gallery. There is a constitution room which displays the debates and documents made by the constituent assembly. The India-China War room in the Museum has photographs and history of war. There are Many more things to see in Building 1 which will teach you a lot about history of Indian Democracy after Independence.

Building 2 has Parichay room which shows the careers of the Indian Prime Ministers, Then there is a zone for each Indian Prime Ministers which shows the life, achievement, speeches, etc of each prime Minister. The freedom and Unity room tells the story about freedom struggles led by Mahatma Gandhi, the story of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and Indian national Army & the integration of the states by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Bhavishya ki Jhalkiya, a helicopter ride which shows India’s future development plan through Virtual Reality whereas the time machine take us back in time and and displays us the change took over the time. There is a Anubhuti zone which features several attractions like stroll with PM, selfie with PM, Handwriting robot, sketch app and memory Wall.

More Details About Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalya Museum:

  • Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM ( Closed on Monday & Gazetted Holiday), Light Show Timings: 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Entry Fees: Child (5-12 yrs) Rs. 45, 12 Years & Above Rs. 90 & Foreign Nationals Rs. 750 , Other activities in museum cost Rs. 50 & Rs. 100 per activities
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Udyog Bhawan (Yellow Line) 1.9 Km
  • Location: Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalya, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi

9. National Science Centre

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Inaugurated in 1992, National science Centre is the largest science Centre in Asia. It is part of the national council of science Museums (NCSM) which comes under Ministry of Culture and situated at Pragati Maidan near Purana Qila. The Science Centre is visited by Half a Million people annually. It is an amazing place which explain science to visitors through thematic exhibitions, interactive educational activities and outreach programs. The science Centre’s primary goal is to engage, educate and entertain visitors.

The Museum has many Impressive working science model which visitors can operate themselves and learn more about Science. The Museum has many amazing exhibitions and gallery like Energy ball, hall of nuclear power, Fun science gallery, Information revolution gallery, a Penny-farthing bicycle gifted by Rajiv Gandhi etc. Dinosaurs gallery from pre historic life is one of the famous gallery in National Science Museum. You should definitely visit this Museum.

More Details About National Science Museum:

  • Timings: 9:30AM to 6 PM
  • Entry Fees: Rs. 70 (Adults), Rs. 25 (Student’s entry), 3D Film: Rs. 35, Tara Mandal Entry: Rs. 20, Fantasy Ride: Rs. 80, Holoshow Entry: Rs. 40
  • How to Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Supreme Court (Blue Line) 1.9 Km
  • Location: Bhairon Marg, Near Gate No.1, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

10. Indian Air Force Museum

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Indian Air Force Museum is located at Palam Air force station in New Delhi. It is a alliance of Indian Military aviation and Indian Air Force. This museum was one of it’s kind before the opening of Naval Aviation Museum in Goa. This Museum has the collection of Planes that have played an important role in defending our country over the decades. The air force museum has remarkable and diverse collection of memorials, photographs and artefacts. The Museum also has a gallery which commemorate the Martyrs who sacrificed their lives for nation.

Air Force Museum has three sections. First section displays the history of Indian air Force through Photographs, Aircrafts and photographs of Indian soldiers who fought bravely in world war 1. Second section displays the photographs of officers who played significant role in world war 2 and arms which was seized from Pakistan. Third section has a hangar which has 15 different types of military aircrafts. Some of the big aircrafts are outside on Display. This museum is perfect for aircraft Geeks.

More Details About Indian Air Force Museum Palam:

  • Timings: 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
  • Entry Fees: Free
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Sadar Bazar Cantonment (Magenta Line) 650 M
  • Location: Air Force Museum, Palam, New Delhi

11. National Police Museum

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National Police Museum is situated at New Delhi’s Chanakyapuri area. This Museum is first of it’s kind. This museum is underground the national police memorial and is spread in over 1600 square meters. The museum consists of five galleries which are dedicated to several central and state police force in India. There are section for Intelligence Bureau, NSG, CRPF, Central Industrial Security Force, Special Protection Group and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

The Museum has also highlighted the history and evolution of policing in India. Many other arms such as Batons, Guns, Bullet Proof Vests are shown exactly as used by Police. The visitors can choose any weapon and could see it’s details on Digital Screen. The Museum has shown police forces of all states and union territories are presented including special mention for woman squads, police bands and animal squads (Camel, Dog and Pigeon Post).

More Details About National Police Museum:

  • Timings: 9:30 AM TO 5:30 PM (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)
  • Entry Fees: Free
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Lok Kalyan Marg (Yellow Line) 2.5 KM
  • Location: Trimurti Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

12. Delhi metro museum

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Delhi Metro Museum is situated at Patel Chowk Metro Station is South Asia’s first ever metro museum which shows the history of the Delhi Metro. The museum gives you all the knowledge of Metro’s major milestone, metro’s unique management style, earthquake proof structure. You can learn many things about metro in this museum. The main attraction of the museum is 27 display panels made of stainless steel. You can also buy Souvenir from the shop. You should check out this museum whenever you are travelling from metro as it is only 30 min tour and the museum is in the metro station and you don’t need to go out of the metro station.

More Details About Delhi Metro Museum:

  • Timings: 10 AM TO 11 PM
  • Entry Fees: Free
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Patel chowk (Yellow Line) 0 M
  • Location: Patel Chowk Metro Station

13. Madame Tussauds Museum

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Madame Tussauds is the wax museum, situated in DLF Mall in Noida. Madame Tussauds has the wax of most famous personality from all over the world. The museum is present in 4 Continents and has many museums in different countries across all of these continent. Inside Madame Tussauds Delhi, you will come across statues of famous sportsperson like Sachin Tendulkar, Lionel Messi, King Kohli, Bollywood celebrities like King Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Amitabh Bachchan, Kapil Sharma and Hollywood’s actors like Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and many other famous people including Narendra Modi, APJ Abdul Kalam, Mahatma Gandhi, etc.

More Details About Madame Tussauds:

  • Timings: 11:30 AM TO 7:30 PM
  • Entry Fees: Child – Rs. 499 & Adults – Rs. 599
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Noida Sector 18 (Blue Line) 850 M
  • Location: 4th Floor, Dlf Mall Of India, Sector 18, Noida

14. Heritage Transport Museum

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Heritage Transport Museum is situated in Tauru (Gurgaon District). The Museum is situated of 3 acres of plot and built up area of 90,000 Square feet, spread in over 4 floors has exhibition gallery, library and reference centre, conference rooms, mini auditorium, Museum shop and a restaurant. The Museum shows the evolution of transportation in India. It is India’s largest private Museum. The Museum has collections of automobiles, Pre-mechanised transportation, heavy mechanised transportation, railways, aviation, rural transportation and two wheelers. This Museum has most fantastic collection of cars and two wheelers which will make you fall in love with them. You should definitely visit this Museum.

More Details About National Heritage Museum:

  • Timings: 10 AM TO 7 PM (Closed on Monday)
  • Entry Fees: Children under 12 – Rs. 200, Single Day Ticket – Rs. 400
  • How To Reach: You can take bus from Rajiv chowk or Book a cab
  • Location: Off NH 8 (Bilaspur Chowk), Tauru, Gurgaon (Haryana)

15. Museum of Illusions

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Museum of Illusions situated in Connaught Palace, is India’s first optical illusion Museum. This place will drive you crazy with Vortex Tunnel which make you struggle hard even to make a step forward on a flat surface, Infinity room in the museum will make you Upside Down. Within this Museum, there are lots of Hologram which creates 3D Illusions. The Museum will teach you the lesson that world we often perceive is often just a Illusion. You must visit this Museum and Enjoy the illusions.

More Details About Museum of Illusions:

  • Timings: 11 AM TO 8 PM (Mon-Fri) & 11 AM TO 8:30 PM (Sat & Sun)
  • Entry Fees: Children – Rs. 520 & Adults – Rs. 650 (Mon-Fri) & Children – Rs. 550 & Adults – Rs. 690 (Sat & Sun)
  • How To Reach: Nearest Metro Station is Rajiv Chowk (Blue & Yellow Line) 100 M
  • Location: A Block, Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, New Delhi

FAQs

What is the ticket price of National Museum in Delhi?

The ticket price for National Museum of Delhi is Rs 20 Per Adults and Rs 650 for Foreigners.

Where is Delhi’s Metro Museum?

Delhi’s Museum is situated at the Patel Chowk Metro Station.

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